Have you ever wanted to experience the sweeping Gardens of Isengard, wander through The Shire or explore Rivendell? New Zealand is home of Lord of the Rings, with filming locations scattered across the country and a wealth of tours to guide you on your quest. Still fresh from The Hobbit, Middle Earth awaits…

Hobbiton is among the most recognisable locations, set in the heart of rolling Waikato countryside. Recreated for the filming of The Hobbit, the green and pleasant Shire is now a permanent attraction and comes complete with hobbit holes and The Green Dragon Inn, serving real ale!

Wellington in the North Island is the Gandalf of the tours – the oldest and the best. The scenic foothills of Mount Victoria and its thickly forested surroundings stood in for Hobbiton Woods, and the nearby Kaitoke Regional Park for Rivendell. South in Queenstown, you can take a scenic helicopter tour over the filming locations for The Redhorn Pass and Isengard.

Lord of the Rings Experiences

Lord of the Rings

Explore the luscious sceneries which were used as backdrops to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A stroll through Hobbiton, a flight over Mount Matamata, a visit of the studios awa...


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Lord of the Rings Properties

Point Villas

Set on the northern waterfront of New Zealand's magnificent Lake Taupo, Point Villas is a sanctuary amongst the infinite landscapes of forests, lakes and mountains. Point Villas consists of …

Silverpine Lodge

Wake up to the sights of powder-white mountain tops, the sound of gushing rivers, and the warmth of kindling timber in the fireplace.

Hilton Auckland Hotel

Just a short walk away from Auckland's Central Business District and the vibrant entertainment precincts, visiting Auckland's top attractions will be an easy task with a stay at the stylish …

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Located in the heart of Auckland, this hotel is ideally situated between Viaduct Harbour and the Wynyard Quarter. Boasting stunning panoramic views of the Waitemata Harbour, this chic hotel …